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Days of Old – 1-6-2016

Days of Old – 1-6-2016

10 years ago
Tribune of December 21, 2005

Trinity Equestrian Center, a company out of Eau Claire, is making sure the residents who lost nearly everything due to the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina will have a memorable Christmas. They will be sending a semi full of 1,700 to 2,000 items along with 12 Christmas trees donated by Conklin’s Tree Farm to evacuees affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Jacqueline Smith of Glenwood City is among 12 UW-Superior students travelling to Belize in January as a part of a class in coral reef ecology.

Michael Obermueller, a 1991 Glenwood City High School graduate, is running as a Democrat for a seat in the MN House of Representatives.

A new survey reports that the vast majority of Wisconsin High School Students have family support that helps insulate them from risky behaviors that tend to imperil youth development and success in school.

25 years ago
Tribune of November 28, 1990

The Glenwood City School Board met with Bill Turner Monday night as the Stubenrauch architect disclosed his firms evaluation of the district’s facilities.  Basically, the board learned that any new building venture will cost the district about $47/sq. ft. plus approximately 10% for the site preparation and indoor furnishings/equipment.

Marguerite Kobylarczyk retained her job as St. Croix County Clerk of Circuit Court following the recount of the November 6th election.

Bluebird weather and a burgeoning deer herd combined to give deer hunters the most productive opening weekend in the history of deer hunting in Wisconsin. Hunters registered 170,821 deer the first two days of the nine-day gun deer season.

50 years ago
Tribune of January 27, 1966

The outstanding accomplishment of not a single case of poliomyelitis was reported in Wisconsin in the entire year of 1965, making it Wisconsin’s first polio-free year.

Winners in the St. Croix County conservation speaking contest held at Glenwood City on January 20 were: in the high school division, Mary Jane Merritt of Baldwin (first place) and James Schug Jr. of Glenwood City (second place). In the junior division Donna Merritt of Baldwin won first place and Mary Draxler of Glenwood City placed second. The adult division winner was Walter Schnizler of Emerald.

Volunteers moved the books from the old library on January 15 under the direction of librarian Mrs. W. Walters. The books are on the shelves in the new library and the library is now open on regular library hours.

60 years ago
Tribune of January 5, 1956

The ski tow was completed last Sunday and was in operation Sunday and Monday afternoon. There were a handful of skiers there to inaugurate the course. This hill is on the east side of the City cemetery, and an excellent view of the entire course can be seen on highway 170 coming west from Downing.

The Soo Line railroad will close its depot at Wheeler on Friday January 6. Lack of business there is the reason given by the railroad for closing.

On Wednesday, December 21, about a dozen ski enthusiasts met to form the 57 Hills Ski Club. The articles were drawn up and officers were elected. The officers are Robert Houg, Marlene Skagen and David Marquardt.

The City Council at its regular monthly meeting at the Fire Hall opened sealed bids for a new police car for the city and the Glenwood City Auto Co. was awarded the contract on their amazingly low bid of $1,474.06.

95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
December 2, 1920

An accident paralleling in horror and fatality the Reynolds catastrophe of last year, occurred near Clear Lake last Wednesday evening, when the southbound Omaha limited struck a Paige automobile containing eight occupants, killing three outright and one a few hours later. The occupants were Mr. and Mrs. John O. Johnson, five children – Ole, age 19; Elmer, age 17; Norman, age 12; Morris, age 4; and Ruby, age 2, and Mrs. Johnson’s father, E. O. Felland. Of these Mr. Felland, Ole, Elmer, and Norman Johnson were killed outright or died soon after. Morris was reported in critical condition.

Good roads enthusiasts in this section will be pleased to learn that the Dunn County Board at its recent session adopted as county trunk lines for 1921 the Boyceville-Wheeler and Wheeler-Colfax roads. A good road eastward in that region is something very much needed.

Martha McLaughlin, the oldest child of Mrs. Art Wachter of Chimney Rock, was killed late yesterday afternoon when she was caught in the belt of the feed mill on the Wachter farm in the town of Tiffany. The little girl was twelve years old.

35 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
January 8, 1981

Residents of the Town of Hay River start 1981 with a new town hall. Their old one, once a cheese factory, was damaged by a fire in April, 1980, and taxpayers voted to build this replacement.

Rental units, including mobile homes, in Boyceville are now required to have smoke detectors installed, according to action taken at the Jan. 5 meeting of the Boyceville Village board.

Many Wisconsin businesses will be affected by changed made in state rules, which took affect January 1. One of the changes was that minimum wage was increased by 25 cents.